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1954 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.6, Offense: 0.5, Defense: 1.2, SoS: -2.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 284 points (23.7/g), 7th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 54 points (4.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-4.5.

Coach: Jim Trimble (7-4-1)

Stadium: Connie Mack Stadium
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Majority Owner James P. Clark Led group of investors known as the "Happy Hundred"
General Manager Vince McNally

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 284 3803 849 4.5 52 22 16 221 206 401 2607 33 30 5.8 139 401 1196 4 3.0 66
Team Defense 230 2747 742 3.7 50 22 23 171 143 345 1684 13 28 4.3 84 354 1063 8 3.0 64
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 10 10 5 3 4 1 9 7 6 11 11 12
Lg Rank Defense 4 2 2 1 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-0 Cleveland Browns 28 10 24 397 215 182 3 9 142 95 47 4
2 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 35 16 19 451 422 29 8 11 129 91 38 7
3 Sat October 9 boxscore W 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 22 17 288 178 110 6 18 231 132 99 2
4 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-0 @ Washington Redskins 49 21 30 432 260 172 2 9 115 87 28 7
5 Sat October 23 boxscore L 4-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 17 15 278 157 121 5 11 213 149 64 3
6 Sat October 30 boxscore L 4-2 Green Bay Packers 14 37 15 203 101 102 4 12 155 89 66 2
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-2 Chicago Cardinals 30 14 22 361 221 140 3 18 174 52 122 2
8 Sun November 14 boxscore L 5-3 @ New York Giants 14 27 19 242 220 22 5 23 405 256 149 2
8 Sun November 21 boxscore L 5-4 @ Cleveland Browns 0 6 10 110 53 57 4 14 296 185 111 3
10 Sun November 28 boxscore W 6-4 Washington Redskins 41 33 24 507 374 133 5 17 255 119 136 6
10 Sun December 5 boxscore T 6-4-1 @ Detroit Lions 13 13 12 313 242 71 6 20 356 197 159 6
12 Sun December 12 boxscore W 7-4-1 New York Giants 29 14 14 221 164 57 1 9 276 232 44 6

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Adrian Burk* 27 P/QB 12 8 5-2-1 123 231 53.2% 1740 23 10.0 17 7.4 84 7.5 6.2 14.1 145.0 80.4 0 0
11 Bobby Thomason 26 qb 10 4 2-2-0 83 170 48.8% 1242 10 5.9 13 7.6 63 7.3 5.0 15.0 124.2 61.0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 7-4-1 206 401 51.4% 2982 33 8.2 30 7.5 84 7.4 5.7 14.5 248.5 72.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 143 345 41.4% 2030 13 3.8 28 8.1 5.9 2.99 14.2 169.2 39.9 43 346 4.3 1.8 11.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
43 Jim Parmer 27 FB 10 0 119 408 0 24 3.4 40.8 11.9 12 40 3.3 0 16 1.2 4.0 448 0 6
25 Toy Ledbetter 27 12 0 81 241 1 14 3.0 20.1 6.8 15 192 12.8 3 48 1.3 16.0 433 4 7
32 Neil Worden 23 12 0 58 128 1 12 2.2 10.7 4.8 7 63 9.0 0 23 0.6 5.3 191 1 3
49 Jerry Williams 31 LH/PR 11 0 47 183 1 33 3.9 16.6 4.3 44 668 15.2 3 84 4.0 60.7 851 4 7
27 Hal Giancanelli 25 KR/RH 10 0 33 47 0 11 1.4 4.7 3.3 14 195 13.9 4 49 1.4 19.5 242 4 1
24 Dom Moselle 28 12 0 29 114 1 14 3.9 9.5 2.4 17 242 14.2 2 38 1.4 20.2 356 3 2
10 Adrian Burk* 27 P/QB 12 8 15 18 0 15 1.2 1.5 1.3 18 0 7
11 Bobby Thomason 26 qb 10 4 10 45 0 19 4.5 4.5 1.0 45 0 1
40 Don Johnson 23 6 0 7 16 0 11 2.3 2.7 1.2 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.2 3.3 36 0 1
35 Pete Pihos*+ 31 RE 12 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 60 872 14.5 10 34 5.0 72.7 871 10 1
41 Jerry Norton 23 LDH 12 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 -3 0 2
83 Bobby Walston 26 K/LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 581 18.7 11 75 2.6 48.4 581 11 0
89 Don Luft 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 59 19.7 0 30 0.3 4.9 59 0 0
86 Norm Willey*+ 27 RDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 50 25.0 0 37 0.2 4.2 50 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 401 1196 4 33 3.0 99.7 33.4 206 2982 14.5 33 84 17.2 248.5 4178 37 38
Opp Total 12 354 1063 8 3.0 88.6 29.5 143 1684 11.8 13 11.9 140.3 2747 21 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
49 Jerry Williams 31 LH/PR 11 0 23 153 0 25 6.7 1004
41 Jerry Norton 23 LDH 12 0 21 89 0 18 4.2 86
27 Hal Giancanelli 25 KR/RH 10 0 17 387 0 33 22.8 629
25 Toy Ledbetter 27 12 0 8 175 0 38 21.9 608
24 Dom Moselle 28 12 0 7 149 0 27 21.3 505
40 Don Johnson 23 6 0 6 152 0 34 25.3 188
60 Chuck Bednarik*+ 29 LLB 12 0 2 26 0 24 13.0 3 40 0 21 13.3 66
73 Lum Snyder* 24 RT 12 0 2 18 0 12 9.0 18
33 Roy Barni 27 RS 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
77 Gus Cifelli 28 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
23 Bill Roffler 24 3 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
66 Ed Sharkey 27 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
20 Don Stevens 26 4 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 26.4 12 49 273 0 25 5.6 45 946 0 38 21.0 5397
Opp Total 12 49 2015 1 41.1 52 1235 2 23.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 Adrian Burk* 27 P/QB 12 8 73 2918 58 0 40.0
83 Bobby Walston 26 K/LE 12 0 10 4 40.0%% 39 36 92.3%%
Team Total 26.4 12 10 4 40.0%% 39 36 92.3%% 73 2918 58 0 40.0
Opp Total 12 28 13 46.4%% 27 25 92.6%% 71 3001 42.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
10 Adrian Burk* 27 P/QB 12 8 0 7 5 0 0
41 Jerry Norton 23 LDH 12 0 5 110 1 69 0 0 2 4 0 0
42 Bob Hudson 24 LS 12 0 8 89 0 32 0
76 Bucko Kilroy* 33 MG 12 0 4 29 0 10 0 0 0 4 8 0
25 Toy Ledbetter 27 12 0 0 7 1 0 0
43 Jim Parmer 27 FB 10 0 0 6 2 0 0
49 Jerry Williams 31 LH/PR 11 0 0 7 0 0 0
60 Chuck Bednarik*+ 29 LLB 12 0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 4 0 0
52 Wayne Robinson* 24 RLB 12 0 4 41 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Harry Dowda 32 RDH 12 0 2 34 0 34 0 0 0 2 0 0
32 Neil Worden 23 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
33 Roy Barni 27 RS 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
78 Mike Jarmoluk 32 RDT 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 Dom Moselle 28 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
66 Ed Sharkey 27 12 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
64 Menil Mavraides 23 12 0 0 0 2 4 0
82 Tom Scott 24 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
27 Hal Giancanelli 25 KR/RH 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
40 Don Johnson 23 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 John Magee 31 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Pete Pihos*+ 31 RE 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Jess Richardson 24 LDT 12 0 1 10 0 10 0
11 Bobby Thomason 26 qb 10 4 0 1 0 0 0
83 Bobby Walston 26 K/LE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Norm Willey*+ 27 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 1
Team Total 26.4 12 28 326 1 69 0 0 38 38 14 1
Opp Total 12 47 32 10 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
83 Bobby Walston 26 K/LE 12 0 11 11 36 4 114
35 Pete Pihos*+ 31 RE 12 0 10 10 60
27 Hal Giancanelli 25 KR/RH 10 0 4 4 24
25 Toy Ledbetter 27 12 0 1 3 4 24
49 Jerry Williams 31 LH/PR 11 0 1 3 4 24
24 Dom Moselle 28 12 0 1 2 3 18
41 Jerry Norton 23 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
86 Norm Willey*+ 27 RDE 12 0 1 1 6
32 Neil Worden 23 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 12 4 33 1 1 39 36 4 1 282
Opp Total 12 8 13 1 2 1 2 25 13 2 230

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 CLE W, 28-10 2 10 pass Bobby Walston 10 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1954-09-26 CLE W, 28-10 2 18 pass Jerry Williams 18 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1954-09-26 CLE W, 28-10 3 16 pass Hal Giancanelli 16 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1954-09-26 CLE W, 28-10 4 9 pass Pete Pihos 9 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
5 1954-10-03 @ CRD W, 35-16 1 12 pass Bobby Walston 12 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
6 1954-10-03 @ CRD W, 35-16 2 80 pass Jerry Williams 80 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1954-10-03 @ CRD W, 35-16 2 35 pass Bobby Walston 35 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1954-10-03 @ CRD W, 35-16 3 34 pass Bobby Walston 34 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1954-10-03 @ CRD W, 35-16 3 35 pass Dom Moselle 35 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
10 1954-10-09 PIT W, 24-22 1 24 pass Bobby Walston 24 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
11 1954-10-09 PIT W, 24-22 1 11 rush Jerry Williams 11 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
12 1954-10-09 PIT W, 24-22 4 13 pass Pete Pihos 13 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
13 1954-10-17 @ WAS W, 49-21 1 26 pass Bobby Walston 26 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
14 1954-10-17 @ WAS W, 49-21 2 18 pass Pete Pihos 18 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
15 1954-10-17 @ WAS W, 49-21 2 19 pass Pete Pihos 19 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
16 1954-10-17 @ WAS W, 49-21 3 5 pass Bobby Walston 5 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
17 1954-10-17 @ WAS W, 49-21 3 4 pass Bobby Walston 4 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
18 1954-10-17 @ WAS W, 49-21 4 9 pass Toy Ledbetter 9 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
19 1954-10-17 @ WAS W, 49-21 4 3 pass Pete Pihos 3 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
20 1954-10-23 @ PIT L, 7-17 4 24 pass Pete Pihos 24 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
21 1954-10-30 GNB L, 14-37 2 2 pass Toy Ledbetter 2 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
22 1954-10-30 GNB L, 14-37 4 2 rush Dom Moselle 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
23 1954-11-07 CRD W, 30-14 1 38 pass Dom Moselle 38 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
24 1954-11-07 CRD W, 30-14 2 48 pass Toy Ledbetter 48 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
25 1954-11-07 CRD W, 30-14 3 3 rush Toy Ledbetter 3 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
26 1954-11-07 CRD W, 30-14 4 4 pass Pete Pihos 4 yard pass from Bobby Thomason
27 1954-11-14 @ NYG L, 14-27 2 30 pass Bobby Walston 30 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
28 1954-11-14 @ NYG L, 14-27 4 1 rush Neil Worden 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
29 1954-11-28 WAS W, 41-33 2 3 pass Hal Giancanelli 3 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
30 1954-11-28 WAS W, 41-33 3 17 pass Hal Giancanelli 17 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
31 1954-11-28 WAS W, 41-33 3 7 pass Pete Pihos 7 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
32 1954-11-28 WAS W, 41-33 3 84 pass Jerry Williams 84 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
33 1954-11-28 WAS W, 41-33 4 49 pass Hal Giancanelli 49 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
34 1954-12-05 @ DET T, 13-13 2 23 pass Pete Pihos 23 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
35 1954-12-05 @ DET T, 13-13 3 75 pass Bobby Walston 75 yard pass from Adrian Burk
36 1954-12-12 NYG W, 29-14 1 fumble Norm Willey yard fumble return (Bobby Walston kick)
37 1954-12-12 NYG W, 29-14 2 14 pass Pete Pihos 14 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
38 1954-12-12 NYG W, 29-14 2 69 interception Jerry Norton 69 yard interception return
39 1954-12-12 NYG W, 29-14 4 23 pass Bobby Walston 23 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 CLE L, 10-28 3 16 pass Dante Lavelli 16 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
2 1954-10-03 @ CRD L, 16-35 1 92 kickoff Les Goble 92 yard kickoff return (Pat Summerall kick)
3 1954-10-03 @ CRD L, 16-35 1 1 rush Lamar McHan 1 yard rush
4 1954-10-09 PIT L, 22-24 2 23 interception Jack Butler 23 yard interception return (Paul Held kick)
5 1954-10-09 PIT L, 22-24 3 7 rush Johnny Lattner 7 yard rush (Paul Held kick)
6 1954-10-17 @ WAS L, 21-49 1 14 pass Ed Barker 14 yard pass from Al Dorow (Ralph Felton kick)
7 1954-10-17 @ WAS L, 21-49 3 99 kickoff Dale Atkeson 99 yard kickoff return (Ralph Felton kick)
8 1954-10-17 @ WAS L, 21-49 3 5 pass Hugh Taylor 5 yard pass from Jack Scarbath (Ralph Felton kick)
9 1954-10-23 @ PIT W, 17-7 3 52 pass Elbie Nickel 52 yard pass from Jim Finks (Ed Kissell kick)
10 1954-10-23 @ PIT W, 17-7 4 5 rush Lynn Chandnois 5 yard rush (Ed Kissell kick)
11 1954-10-30 GNB W, 37-14 1 59 interception Bobby Dillon 59 yard interception return (Fred Cone kick)
12 1954-10-30 GNB W, 37-14 2 25 pass Max McGee 25 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
13 1954-10-30 GNB W, 37-14 3 49 pass Max McGee 49 yard pass from Tobin Rote
14 1954-10-30 GNB W, 37-14 3 30 pass Max McGee 30 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
15 1954-10-30 GNB W, 37-14 4 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
16 1954-11-07 CRD L, 14-30 2 59 punt Ollie Matson 59 yard punt return (Pat Summerall kick)
17 1954-11-07 CRD L, 14-30 4 17 rush Johnny Olszewski 17 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
18 1954-11-14 @ NYG W, 27-14 2 35 pass Frank Gifford 35 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1954-11-14 @ NYG W, 27-14 3 19 pass Bob Topp 19 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1954-11-14 @ NYG W, 27-14 3 17 pass Ken MacAfee 17 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1954-11-28 WAS L, 33-41 1 34 fumble Rob Goode 34 yard fumble return (Vic Janowicz kick)
22 1954-11-28 WAS L, 33-41 2 4 pass Hugh Taylor 4 yard pass from Jack Scarbath (Vic Janowicz kick)
23 1954-11-28 WAS L, 33-41 3 50 rush Charlie Justice 50 yard rush (Ralph Felton kick)
24 1954-11-28 WAS L, 33-41 4 3 rush Al Dorow 3 yard rush (Ralph Felton kick)
25 1954-12-05 @ DET T, 13-13 4 1 rush Lew Carpenter 1 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
26 1954-12-12 NYG L, 14-29 3 7 pass Bob Topp 7 yard pass from Bob Clatterbuck (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1954-12-12 NYG L, 14-29 3 72 pass Ken MacAfee 72 yard pass from Bob Clatterbuck (Ben Agajanian kick)